Fountainview members worked with artist and fellow member Barbara Ashton to improve their watercolor skills in a lively class held at the sales center in Playa Vista. They are looking forward to exploring the many artistic opportunities in the 1500 square foot creative art studio at Fountainview, a dramatic work space with abundant natural light.
On a beautiful November morning, FV members brought their four-legged friends for a meet and greet at one of the Playa Vista dog parks. After a romp around the park, members and their doggies took a lovely walk through the neighborhood passing by homes, parks and the newest parts of Playa Vista: The Resort and Runway. One of the members commented on the ease of everything in Playa Vista, “It’s so convenient to get around and everything is so close. We had a nice walk, cup of coffee, and I even made my bank deposit.”
Cedars Sinai expanding presence with Playa Vista medical offices and acquisition of Marina del Rey Hospital
Edited from LA Times articles August 4, 2015 and September 1, 2015.
This past summer medical giant Cedars-Sinai Health System announced it is expanding to the tech hotbed of Playa Vista as well nearby Marina del Rey.
Cedars-Sinai officials said they plan to open a medical office featuring primary-care doctors and specialists in Playa Vista’s central retail district in late 2016.
The 32,000-square-foot office will be at the Runway in Playa Vista. This new location will be staffed by about 24 physicians, and it will be able to treat an estimated 500 patients per day. The Playa Vista location will support a wide range of services including internal medicine, urgent care, dermatology, and obstetrics and gynecology.
Also this summer Cedars-Sinai Health System announced it has acquired the 145-bed Marina Del Rey Hospital and neighboring office building.
Marina Del Rey Hospital will operate as an affiliate of Cedars-Sinai and continue to provide its existing services, including a 24-hour emergency room. All 660 hospital employees will remain in place, according to Cedars-Sinai.
Both of these deals fit in with Cedars-Sinai’s ongoing efforts to expand and make care more convenient to patients in the community. It’s also part of a larger consolidation trend among U.S. hospitals and, more recently, big health insurers.
Since construction began in September 2014, Fountainview at Gonda Westside has reached an important milestone with the “Topping Off” of the structure. This event was celebrated by members who plan to make their home at the new community. The gathering provided the opportunity to sign a steel beam that will be placed in the structure. As they enjoyed afternoon tea, Los Angeles Jewish Home CEO Molly Forrest provided an update. Forrest shared that the construction of the building is on schedule, on budget and on track for completion by late 2016.
UPDATE ON SKILLED NURSING CENTER
She also updated members on the continuing progress being made behind the scenes to establish the Jewish Home’s skilled nursing/rehabilitation center in West Los Angeles. The Home’s leaders have met with several potential donors interested in underwriting the facility. They are also evaluating the feasibility of various sites.
Walking distance from the Fountainview community is The Resort at Playa Vista, a swim, fitness and recreation center open to all Playa Vista residents. Once open Fountainview residents will have access to The Resort. This video highlights the state-of-the-art sustainable design and emerging technology of the building made possible by the collaborative efforts of Brookfield Residential, Los Angeles Department of Water & Power and SoCalGas. The Resort is a near zero net energy facility and a model for sustainability.